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Models of Professional Development
A Celebration of Educators



February 2010 | 160 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with National Staff Development Council

"This book serves as a very useful resource to those who develop, organize, and research staff development for teachers. The authors understand that it is important to describe the models we use as well as to consider their application and improvement in the future. The authors' call to engage in research about staff development is a very significant challenge to professionals in the field."
—Jim Jutras, Director of Education
Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatchewan, Canada

"The flowing finesse of writing style, blended with historically relevant theories and contemporary examples of action research, makes this a soon-to-be classic text."
—Dixie Keyes, Director, Arkansas Delta Writing Project
Assistant Professor of Middle Level Education, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

An in-depth resource for designing and implementing effective professional development!

A successful school is one in which the learning of educators is as highly valued as the learning of students. Professional development nurtures and encourages such growth, maximizing educators' professional effectiveness. Written by nationally recognized experts, this comprehensive resource identifies five major contemporary professional development models that can be implemented and tailored to meet the diverse needs of any school or district.

With emphasis on the essential connection to student outcomes, this volume provides an in-depth analysis of each approach, plus concrete guidelines for effective implementation and program evaluation. Based on the belief that all models can succeed if properly implemented, the book examines:

  • Models to support individuals
  • Collaborative personal/professional direct service models such as mentoring and coaching
  • Collaborative and cooperative models
  • Models designed to achieve curricular and instructional change
  • The traditional workshop model and how it can be improved

Staff developers, principals, and other education leaders will find Models of Professional Development a valuable and insightful road map for successfully navigating the field of professional development and growth.

 
Prologue
 
Acknowledgments
 
1. The Faces of Professional Development: Alternative Models and Organizational Necessities
 
2. Supporting the Individual Educator
 
Preface to Chapters 3, 4, and 5: Democracy, Charters, and Professional Development
 
3. Personal/Professional Direct Service Models: Mentoring, Coaching, Leading
 
4. Collaborative and Cooperative Models: From Open-Ended Inquiry Through Disciplined Action Research
 
5. Curricular and Instructional Initiatives: Schools, Districts, and States
 
6. The Menus for the Designated “Professional Development Days”: Revisiting the “Workshop Way of Learning”
 
7. Embracing Both Personal and Formal Knowledge, Without Being Bowled Over by Either, or How Can We Learn What We Accomplished and What We Need to Do Next?
 
The Importance of Cockeyed Optimism: Proceeding With Pride and Confidence
 
Books and Citations
 
Index
 
About the Authors

“This book serves as a very useful resource to those who develop, organize, and research staff development for teachers. The authors understand that it is important to describe the models we use as well as to consider their application and improvement in the future. The authors’ call to engage in research about staff development is a very significant challenge to professionals in the field.”

Jim Jutras, Director of Education
Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatchewan, Canada

“The flowing finesse of writing style, blended with historically relevant theories and contemporary examples of action research, makes this a soon-to-be classic text.”

Dixie Keyes, Director, Arkansas Delta Writing Project
Assistant Professor of Middle Level Education, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Text does not meet the requirements of my course. Good book - some of the information and language used to describe professional learning is dated.

Dr Carmen Mombourquette
Faculty of Education, Univ of Lethbridge
March 8, 2013
Key features
  • Identifies the major contemporary models of staff development including Personal Service Models, Collaborative Models, Curriculum and Instructional Models, and Workshop Models
  • Provides concrete guidelines for implementation and evaluation of models
  • Is grounded in current research that supports the effectiveness of each model
  • Connects each model to the study of student learning

Sample Materials & Chapters

Prologue

Chapter 1: The Faces of Professional Development in Education


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